How to Unroot Google Pixel 4 & Restore Stock ROM: Step-By-Step

Android is one of the operating systems which supports device rooting. There are a lot of ways, where rooting is advantageous. Android users root their device to install desired Custom ROM on the smartphone, to uninstall unwanted bloatware, to block Ads in any app, and a lot more. Well, rooting the device has a lot of advantages, but it also brings some disadvantages too. And if you are one of them who wants to undo the rooting process and its disadvantages, you are in the right place. Here, we have mentioned the methods to unroot Google Pixel 4 and restore stock ROM.

 

Disadvantages of Rooting –

There are a lot of advantages of rooting a device. But, again, rooting also has some disadvantages too. Here we have mentioned the major disadvantages of rooting.

  • The major disadvantage of rooting is that it can brick the device. In this condition, the smartphone stops working and can’t be used for any function. This condition can’t be reversed or fixed.
  • Rooting of the Android device voids the phone warranty. You won’t be able to take warranty services from the OEM.
  • Another disadvantage of rooting is that it can decrease the performance of the device.

 

Unrooting of the device: Explained!

Well, unrooting as the name suggests, means the reverse of the rooting process. Unrooting will undo all the rooting features. And the main advantage; you will get the manufacturer’s warranty back on your device. 

 

Google Pixel 4 Features –

Recalling the Google Pixel 4 features. The device was launched in Q3 of this year. Pixel 4 series features with two devices – Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the former comes with a 5.7-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution, whereas, the latter comes with a 6.3-inch OLED display with Quad HD+ resolution. Also, both the devices feature a display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

Talking more about the devices. Pixel 4 series comes with a notch-less design; however, it still has bezels on the top. The rear design of the device has changed too. The new Pixel 4 now comes with a square camera module, which carries three camera sensors for capturing photos from different perspectives.

The device comes with Android 10 out-of-the-box, and it is powered by the flagship-grade Snapdragon 855.

Display 5.7-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM up to 6GB
Internal Storage up to 256GB
Front Camera 12 MP
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 8MP
Software Android 10
Battery 3700mAh

 

How to Unroot Google Pixel 4

To unroot Google Pixel 4, you just need to follow the steps below. We have mentioned three methods here. You have to choose the method according to the requirements. We have mentioned all the details below. You can check out the details and proceed with the same process.

Before you proceed to the methods to unroot the device, you should check the device battery status. The device’s battery should be more than 30% to start the unrooting. This is a precaution, and if the battery runs out in between, you will find it hard to restart the device again.

The procedure to unroot the device is quite risky, so make sure before you start if you really want to do it.

 

  • 1st Method to Unroot Google Pixel 4 – SuperSU 

The first method to unroot google Pixel 4 is by the SuperSU Method. If you are familiar with the rooting process, you might have heard this name before. SuperSU process is used in the rooting process. So, if you have unrooted your device using this method, you can continue with this method, or you can move on to the next one.

 

STEP 0 –

We will be using the SuperSU mobile application for this method. So, make sure to download the app. 

The app is not available on Playstore. You have to download the app from the external source. Download and install the app, and start with Step 1 of the tutorial.

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STEP 1 –

First of all, you need to open the SuperSU app on your device. 


 

STEP 2 –

Go to the SuperSU app and open the app settings.


 

STEP 3 –

In the app settings, you need to search for the “Full Unroot” option. Tap on the option.


 

STEP 4 –

This will automatically initiate the unrooting process on the device.


 

STEP 5 –

The procedure may take some time; you have to wait until the process completes. Do not turn off the device or interrupt the procedure.

The device will restart automatically after the process. And here you go, the unrooting process is done on your device.

 

  • 2nd Method to Unroot Google Pixel 4 – KingRoot (Mobile)

Now, we will discuss the second method to unroot Google Pixel 4. In this method, we will use the KingRoot application on mobile. Before you start, you have to make sure that your device is charged enough and it is connected to a stable internet connection.

 

STEP 0 –

We will be using the KingRoot mobile application for this method. So, make sure to download the app. 

FYI, the app is not available on Playstore. You have to download the app from the official website. Download and install the app, and start with Step 1 of the tutorial.


 

STEP 1 –

After installing the app on your Google Pixel 4 device. Open the app on your device and go to the app settings.


 

STEP 2 –

In the app settings, you have to search for the Unroot Your Phone option.


 

STEP 3 –

This will automatically initiate the unrooting process on the device.


 

STEP 4 –

The procedure may take some time; you have to wait until the process completes. Do not turn off the device, or interrupt the procedure by any means.


 

STEP 5 –

The device may not reboot automatically after the process. Make sure to reboot the device after the completion of the procedure.

Here you go, your device is back to the normal state again.

 

 

  • 3rd Method to Unroot Google Pixel 4 – ES File Explorer (Mobile)

Following method which can be used to unroot Google Pixel 4 device by using the ES File Explorer. ES File Explorer is an app, which can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. We will be using this app to unroot the device. Before you start to unroot Google Pixel 4, make sure that your device has enough battery, as the procedure may take some time.

 

STEP 0 –

Before starting the procedure to unroot Google Pixel 4, you need to download the ES File Explorer on your device. You can download the app from Play Store. The app is free to download.

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STEP 1 –

After installing the ES File Explorer app on your device. Open the app on your device and go to the app menu. The Menu icon can be seen in the top-left section.


 

STEP 2 –

After opening the app menu, search for the Root Explorer option and select it to turn it on.


 

STEP 3 – 

After this, go back to the home page of the app again and go back to destination “/.”


 

STEP 4 – 

Now, close the app, go to the device storage and open the System folder. And search for the SU file in the BIN folder.


 

STEP 5 – 

Go back and open the System folder again and delete the SU file from the XBIN folder too.


 

STEP 6 – 

Again, go back to the System folder, then open the App folder. In the App folder search for the SUPERUSER.APK file and delete it too.

If you’ve done the steps as mentioned earlier, you’re done with the procedure to unroot Google Pixel 4. And yes, do not forget to reboot the device after completing all the steps. 

 

 

  • 4rth Method to Unroot Google Pixel 4 – KingRoot PC

The third method to unroot the device is very similar to the second method. Here, we are using the same KingRoot application. But instead of using the app on the smartphone, we will be using KingRoot on PC. Before you start with the methods, make sure that your device is charged.

After this, you can finally continue with the steps for “how to unroot Google Pixel 4”.

 

STEP 1 –

First of all, you have to download the KingRoot software on your PC. You can download it by visiting the official website of KingRoot.


 

STEP 2 –

After downloading and installing the KingRoot application on your PC, open it.


 

STEP 3 –

Before proceeding to the next step, make sure that your Google Pixel 4 is connected with your PC. Use the data cable to establish the connection and also, make sure that the smartphone’s USB settings allow the transfer of data.


 

STEP 4 –

Come back to your PC, and search for the Unroot option. You just need to hit the Unroot option.


 

STEP 5 –

The procedure to unroot the device may take some time. Be patient and wait until the process completes. Do not turn off the device, or interrupt the procedure by any means.


 

STEP 6 –

After the procedure is completed, make sure to reboot the device, if it doesn’t restart on its own.

 

 

  • 5th Method to Unroot Google Pixel 4 – Installing Updates

The last and fifth method to unroot the device is to download the latest OTA update. OTA or Over-the-air updates are the regular updates that the OEM rolls out for every device. Well, Google Pixel 4 gets regular security patch update, so it will be easy for you to install update on the device and unroot the device.

The OTA updates by the company undo any kind of rooting done on the device. So, if you want to unroot Google Pixel 4 with the safest method, you can wait for the OTA update or check for it. You can follow the steps below to check out for the latest updates.

 

STEP 1 –

First of all, go to the device Settings


 

STEP 2 –

In Settings, search and select System. And then tap on Advanced Settings


 

STEP 3 –

After this, select “System update” and tap on “Check For Updates”.


 

STEP 4 –

If the update is available, tap on Update Now to continue.

Bingo! Congratulations, your device has completed the unroot process.

Now if you have done the above procedure correctly, you are done with the steps to unroot Google Pixel 4. This is all about the methods to unroot Google Pixel 4 and restore stock ROM. We have explained five methods here, and all of these worked well in our testing. 

In case you face any issues or you have any query related to the tutorial. Feel free to ask us in the comments section below.